a hard, dark brown or black, rhombohedral mineral, FeTiO, an oxide of iron and titanium
Origin of ilmeniteGerman ilmenit, after the Ilmen Mts. in the southern Urals + -it, -ite
A lustrous black to brownish titanium ore, essentially FeTiO3.
Origin of ilmeniteAfter the Ilmen , Mountains, a range of the southern Ural Mountains.
(countable and uncountable, plural ilmenites)
Named after Ilmen Mountains in Russia, in 1827.